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Manufacturers Index - J. A. Fay & Co.

J. A. Fay & Co.
Keene, NH; South Keene, NH; Worcester, MA; Norwich, CT; Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery

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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
X5,315 Dec. 27, 1828 Machine for planing and tonguing boards William Woodworth Hudson, NY The Woodworth planer patent, in its various reissues and extensions (Patent 5,315X, patent 71, patent 80; extended until 1856), is probably the most historically significant patent for woodworking machinery. The drawing for this patent was provided in 1841, about the time that the owners were seeking to renew the original patent.
A notation on the patent drawing says, "On this second day of October 1841, officially appeared before me, Richard Orann of Boston... and made solemn oath that he is interested as an assignee for a Planing Machine for which letters patent of the United States were granted to William Woodworth on the 27th day of December, 1828, and that the accompanying drawings are, as he verily believes, a true delineation of the invention described in the said letters patent." It is widely alleged that the new patent drawing actually incorporated important features not present in the original drawing or specification, and this allowed the Woodworth syndicate to claim ownership of ideas that came later from others.
William Woodworth was a house carpenter, and this machine was invented to produce flooring stock of consistent dimension. Not only did this save time in preparing the flooring stock, it was a big time-saver for the carpenter because far less "fitting" was required during installation.
Apparently a half share of the patent was assigned to one James Strong, a neighbor of Woodworth's who provided some financial assistance in attaining the patent.
X7,484 Mar. 13, 1833 Mortising machine George Page Keene, NH The patent that was the genesis of what became the largest woodworking machinery maker in its day: J. A. Fay & Co.
Inventor Page was apparently not born in Keene. He married Sophia Nye on 1821-10-17.
X7,714 Aug. 14, 1833 Cutting and clearing chisel George Page Keene, NH "The cutting and clearing chisel is designed to be used principally in machines for making mortises, when the mortise is to be made in hard wood, one hole should be bored, the diameter which must be the same as the width of the chisel, and the mortise is to be cut to the left or right..."
This chisel was presumably designed to fit Page's mortising machine, patent 7,560.
X8,957 Jul. 07, 1835 Improved cutting and clearing chisel George Page Keene, NH Wings on the side edges which are not more than 1/16 inch thick and between 2 to 5/16 inches wide, sharpened on the bottom to form the edge of the mortise. Primarily designed for mortising machines, it may also be used by hand.
80 Nov. 15, 1836 Machine for reducing and planing boards for flooring, ceilings, etc. William Woodworth New York, NY The drawing for this patent is missing.
This patent, issued to the holder of the infamous Woodworth planer patent 5,315, gives a series of improvements to that machine. Circular saws form a "reducing cylinder" in combination with the planing machine. The lumber is fed flat, rather than standing on edge. There are powered infeed and outfeed rolls both above and below the lumber. There are, optionally, fixed knives for final smoothing. In the final paragraph of the patent, Woodworth acknowledges prior art by "Shakers".
2,425 Jan. 17, 1842 Machine for mortising timber Jerub A. Fay Keene, NH This is the only patent awarded to the founder of what became the largest woodworking company in the world, J. A. Fay & Co. The design itself is an improvement of George Page's patent 7,484, and numerous examples survive; Follow the link to the "Vintage Machinery" site to see photos of an example.
"The first of these improvements consists in the manner in which I have arranged and combined the spring latch by which the chisel shaft is turned round, and is held in place, so as to reverse the chisel...
"My second improvement consists in the manner in which I have arranged and combined the respective parts by means of which the shaft A, is moved in and out, in a vertical direction, so as to carry the chisel to the exact point where it is required...
"My third improvement consists in the manner in which I form the intermediate lever J, by making it oblique on its lower side, and combine the bridle D, with the upper lever C, and with said middle, or intermediate, lever; by means of which form, arrangement and combination, the power to be applied to the chisel, and its range, are adjusted more readily than in the ordinary modes of combining such bridle..."
RE71 Jul. 08, 1845 Improvement in machines for planing, tonguing, grooving, and dressing boards, etc. William Woodworth New York, NY This reissue includes a hold-down roll (a predecessor to the pressure bar) that was not in the original patent. Woodworth was deceased when this reissued was granted; his son, William W. Woodworth of Hyde Park, NY, was the administrator. See the "Vintage Machinery" web page on William Woodworth for more information.
11,253 Jul. 11, 1854 Machine for mortising sash-stiles J. B. Smith Milwaukee, WI An 1857-58 Milwaukee city directory lists J. B. Smith & Co. as a planing mill and ash factory; it was located on West Water between Fowler and Menomonee.
This mortiser was featured as "J. B. Smith's Patent Mortising Machine" in an 1858 catalog from J. A. Fay & Co., and cost $150, "complete with right to use". It is entirely possible that it was made by Smith himself and not by J. A. Fay & Co.
14,564 Apr. 01, 1856 Improved mortising-machine Edward Joslin Keene, NH "I do not claim the application of a string to the tool-carriage in order to lift it; but I claim combining or arranging, as specified, with the tri-armed sectoral lever K and the post or frame of the tool-carriage, two wooden springs L M and a connecting-rod O, and so that one spring may be separated by draught, and the other by pressure, when said lever is forced downward, as explained, the same effecting advantages as set forth."
16,534 Feb. 03, 1857 Machine for cutting tenons on blind slats Seth C. Ellis Albany, NY The 25 October 1857 issue of Scientific American describes this machine as follows: "In this machine the slats are inserted edgewise in a deep groove in the side of a suitable long cylinder, or, rather, in a series of small wheels mounted on one shaft, and the whole is then revolved so as to present every side of the projecting ends to the action of rapidly rotating cutters. The cutters employed in practice are simply circular saws, mounted side by side. The stands in which they are supported may be placed at any required distances apart, so as to produce slats of all ordinary lengths. As many as forty-eight slats have been tenoned with tolerable perfection—the cutting-off of the ends being, of course, performed at the same operation—in the course of one minute."
Ellis applied for, and was ultimately granted, an extension to this patent. The report for the patent commissioner is very interesting reading. See the "Vintage Machinery" link elsewhere on this page for details.
An April 1876 catalog from Power, Tainter & Co. has an illustration of this "Self-Feed Blind-Slat Tenoner", complete with patent date. The price as $115, or $100 for the hand-feed version. It's not certain whether this machine was made by Power, Tainter & Co., or by someone else.
18,080 Sep. 01, 1857 Machine for wiring blind-rods Byron Boardman Norwich, CT An article in the 1859-11-05 issue of Scientific American gives a detailed description of this invention. In concludes, "Persons desiring information regarding the purchase of rights may address C. B. Rogers & Co., of the above place. The machines are now on sale at the stores of all the dealers in the 'Fay' machines for carpenters and builders.
19,747 Mar. 30, 1858 Staple for blind-slats Byron Boardman Norwich, CT Of interest because the inventor also patented a blind wiring machine that was manufactured by J. A. Fay & Co.
20,995 Jul. 27, 1858 Sawing-machine Carlile Mason Chicago, IL An example of this machine is in the VintageMachinery.org Photo Index, identified as a "weatherboard mill".
    Sawing-machine William H. Doane Chicago, IL  
32,904 Jul. 23, 1861 Planing-machine Henry D. Stover New York, NY In the court case of "Stover v. Halsted", Stover and J. A. Fay & Co. sued Ezekiel S. Halsted and Gilbert W. Merritt for infringing this patent. The defendants were using a Richardson, Meriam & Co. planer covered under patent 70,592. Both of the patents in question address the problem of planing wood too wide to pass between the matcher heads. Both patents allow the matcher heads to be lowered below the platen so they are not in the way. The complainants were granted an injunction.
34,353 Feb. 11, 1862 Improvement in bed-plates for stave-machines William H. Doane Chicago, IL
34,566 Mar. 04, 1862 Machine for cutting veneers William H. Doane Chicago, IL
34,883 Apr. 08, 1862 Improvement in sawing-machines William H. Doane Chicago, IL Improvement on saw in patent 20,995.
35,142 May. 06, 1862 Improvement in stave-machines William H. Doane Chicago, IL
35,390 May. 27, 1862 Improved guide and support for scrollsaws John Richards Columbus, OH Information on Spencer & Richards Co. is from the 1862-08-30 issue of Scientific American, Volume 7 Issue 9. A broadside from J. A. Fay & Co. shows the "No. 5½ Patent Scroll Saw", which has this patent date plus those for patents 35,391, 35,392, 36,729 and 38,471.
35,391 May. 27, 1862 Improved scroll-saw stock John Richards Columbus, OH Information on Spencer & Richards Co. is from an 1862 Scientific American, Volume 7 Issue 9.
35,392 May. 27, 1862 Improvement in scroll-saw mills John Richards Columbus, OH Information on Spencer & Richards Co. is from an 1862 Scientific American, Volume 7 Issue 9.
35,674 Jun. 24, 1862 Improved barrel-head circling and beveling machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
36,901 Nov. 11, 1862 Improvement in combined planing and matching machines William E. London Cincinnati, OH
    Improvement in combined planing and matching machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
37,858 Mar. 10, 1863 Improvement in saw stave-jointers William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
38,471 May. 12, 1863 Improvement in scroll-saw mills William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
RE1,527 Aug. 25, 1863 Guide and support for scroll saws John Richards Columbus, OH This patent, along with patent 78,880 and 120,949, were the basis of a lawsuit by J. A. Fay & Co. against "Cordesman and others" that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1883. Fay lost.
45,981 Jan. 24, 1865 Improvement in scroll-saws William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
48,161 Jun. 13, 1865 Improvement in scroll-sawing machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
49,584 Aug. 22, 1865 Improved journal-box William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Seen as "PATENTED AUG. 27.1865" (sic) on the bearing cap of a 3-head sticker/molder. The same incorrect date was used on saw arbors from C. B. Rogers & Co.
"This invention relates to certain improvements on journal-boxes which are termed 'self-lubricating' because there is employed in their construction a capillary substance for conducting the lubricating-oil from chambers beneath the journal to the surface of the latter, so as to keep it continually supplied with oil as long as any remains in said chambers. The object of my invention is to so construct a journal-box operating on this principle that it can be more conveniently cleaned of sand and viscous oil; also to provide for conducting the pure oil from chambers at the extremities of the box to the middle of the length of the same by means of a capillary substance, and to provide for conducting the oil which escapes from the chamber back again into said chambers, as will be hereinafter described."
RE2,183 Mar. 06, 1866 Improved wire staple Byron Boardman Norwich, CT Of interest because the inventor also patented a blind wiring machine that was manufactured by J. A. Fay & Co.
64,849 May. 21, 1867 Improvement in planing machines William E. London Cincinnati, OH
    Improvement in planing machines Gerrit V. Orton Cincinnati, OH  
    Improvement in planing machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
65,183 May. 28, 1867 Improvement in shaft-coupling John Richards Cincinnati, OH
    Improvement in shaft-coupling William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
65,796 Jun. 18, 1867 Improvement in wood-planing machines William E. London Cincinnati, OH
    Improvement in wood-planing machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
65,996 Jun. 25, 1867 Improvement in mortising machine Samuel C. Brown Richmond, IN Machine is intended for window blinds.
66,885 Jul. 16, 1867 Improvement in wood-turning lathes John Richards Cincinnati, OH Seen on J. A. Fay & Co.'s "Victor" lathe.
67,676 Aug. 13, 1867 Improvement in turning-lathes John Richards Cincinnati, OH Seen on J. A. Fay's "Victor" lathe.
68,791 Sep. 10, 1867 Improvement in mortising machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
    Improvement in mortising machines John Richards Cincinnati, OH  
68,773 Sep. 10, 1867 Spoke-Driving Machine G. W. Miles Michigan City, IN The mechanism includes an eccentric which retracts the hammer after the blow is delivered, raises the hammer in the retracted position, and advances the hammer at the top of its range of motion.
This machine was manufactured by Hosler, Miles & Co., Michigan City, IN until 1873 and J. A. Fay & Co., Cincinnati, OH after that.
70,869 Nov. 12, 1867 Improvement in shaft-coupling William E. London Cincinnati, OH
71,814 Dec. 03, 1867 Improvement in wood-planing machines Henry Streit Cincinnati, OH Innovation is to use a glass bed to resist wear.
    Improvement in wood-planing machines Anton Streit Cincinnati, OH  
78,880 Jun. 16, 1868 Improvement in guides for bandsaws John Lemman Cincinnati, OH This patent, along with patents 1,527 and 120,949, were the basis of a lawsuit by J. A. Fay & Co. against "Cordesman and others" that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1883. Fay lost.
81,103 Aug. 18, 1868 Improvement in machines for wiring blind-slats William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH This machine was seen in a J. A. Fay & Co. catalog.
    Improvement in machines for wiring blind-slats Gerrit V. Orton Cincinnati, OH  
85,131 Dec. 22, 1868 Expansive-gearing for feeding-rolls John Richards Philadelphia, PA This patent date was seen on a J. A. Fay & Co. planer-matcher that also had the dates for patents 36,901 and 103,080.
103,080 May. 17, 1870 Improvement in planing-machines John Richards Philadelphia, PA From an ad in the May 1889 issue of "The Wood Worker": the J. A. Fay & Co. No. 8 "Lightning" flooring machine uses this patent.
112,861 Mar. 21, 1871 Improvement in gauges for saw-tables Franklin L. Sprague Keene, NH Invention is a tablesaw rip fence.
116,089 Jun. 20, 1871 Improvement in tenoning-machines George W. Passel Cincinnati, OH
118,699 Sep. 05, 1871 Improvement in canals William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Of interest because inventor was president of J. A. Fay & Co.
119,007 Sep. 19, 1871 Improvement in mortising-machines Henry Bickford Cincinnati, OH
D5,268 Sep. 19, 1871 Design for a band-saw frame William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Seen in J. A. Fay & Co. catalog.
119,414 Sep. 26, 1871 Improvement in clamps for mortising-machines Anton Schmackers Cincinnati, OH
120,949 Nov. 14, 1871 Improvement in band sawing-machines William P. McKee Cincinnati, OH This patent, along with patents 1,527 and 78,880, were the basis of a lawsuit by J. A. Fay & Co. against "Cordesman and others" that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1883. Fay lost.
    Improvement in band sawing-machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
121,856 Dec. 12, 1871 Improvement in scroll-sawing machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
    Improvement in scroll-sawing machine William H. Dobson Cincinnati, OH  
127,033 May. 21, 1872 Improvement in pulleys for bandsaws William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Invention is a bandsaw wheel ("pulley") with sheet-steel rim and tubular spokes. The rim of the wheel is flanged to receive a leather tire. This patent date was seen on a J. A. Fay & Co. 36" bandsaw.
The inventor was president of J. A. Fay & Co.
127,225 May. 28, 1872 Improvement in scroll-sawing machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
128,472 Jul. 02, 1872 Improvement in sawing machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Inventor was president of J. A. Fay & Co.
Sliding-arbor tablesaw: the handle above the blade is pulled towards the operator, which pulls the blade through the stock.
134,650 Jan. 07, 1873 Improvement in scroll-saws William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Invention is a rubber cushion for tensioning the blade.
135,099 Jan. 21, 1873 Improvement in scroll-saws William H. Dobson Cincinnati, OH Improvement on patent 114,078.
    Improvement in scroll-saws William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
139,124 May. 20, 1873 Improvement in saw-setting machines William H. Dobson Cincinnati, OH This is a saw-setting machine for bandsaw blades.
141,990 Aug. 19, 1873 Improvement in devices for setting saw-teeth George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH
146,648 Jan. 20, 1874 Improvement in saw-mandrels George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH
146,649 Jan. 20, 1874 Improvement in gaining-machines George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH
146,885 Jan. 27, 1874 Improvement in boring machines George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH Machine is for boring heavy timbers where the machine is easier to move than the stock.
    Improvement in boring machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
146,886 Jan. 27, 1874 Improvement in sawing-machines George W. Passel Cincinnati, OH See also patent 163,453.
    Improvement in sawing-machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
151,106 May. 19, 1874 Improvement in band sawing machines William P. McKee Cincinnati, OH This patent date was seen on a J. A. Fay & Co. 36" bandsaw; pictures of that bandsaw can be seen on the Vintage Machinery site.
This patent covers several innovations:
1. A blade-tensioning mechanism that uses a pivoted lever that is connected to the upper wheel on the short end and a weight on the longer end. This reduces the amount of weight required to properly tension the blade.
2. A "wind chute" which directs the air flow caused by the bandsaw wheel away from the operator.
3. A blade braking mechanism.
4. Improved upper blade guide assembly.
5. Improved table tilting assembly.
    Improvement in band sawing machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
155,431 Sep. 29, 1874 Improvement in planing-machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
157,309 Dec. 01, 1874 Improvement in mortising-machines George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH
162,114 Apr. 13, 1875 Improvement in matching-cutters Anton Streit Cincinnati, OH
163,453 May. 18, 1875 Improvement in sawing-machines George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH Improvement to patent 146,886.
167,749 Sep. 14, 1875 Improvement in planing-machines George W. Passel Cincinnati, OH This is the first patent showing a pedestal-base jointer. The patent itself covers a means to adjust the tables horizontally to accommodate different cutter-head diameters and depths of cut, and a sliding support for use when grooving.
    Improvement in planing-machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
169,204 Oct. 26, 1875 Improvement in cutter-bits Anton Streit Cincinnati, OH
170,349 Nov. 23, 1875 Improvement in hand planing-machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH The patent covers a removable cutterhead support to make it easier to swap cutterheads. That was important back in the day when a jointer was also used as an inside molder.
    Improvement in hand planing-machines George W. Passel Cincinnati, OH  
170,396 Nov. 23, 1875 Improvement in tenoning-machines Edward H. Rees Mansfield, OH The inventor charged Richards and Berry, recipients of patent 143,532, with interference: Rees claimed that he had invented the double-ended tenoning machine before they did. Rees testified that he conceived the machine in the latter part of 1871 when he was general superintendent of the Mansfield, Ohio, Machine Works. The first working machine was put into operation on March 15, 1872. Rees said that he got the idea upon seeing a car-borer that had been made by J. A. Fay & Co., which the Works had received on the 27th of November 1871. The testimony of Rees and various others on his behalf were consistent. It appears that Richards and Berry got the idea of a double-ended tenoner from a letter sent (on 6 March 1872) by a customer to the firm of Richards, London & Kelley. The evidence shows that from that point onwards, Richards and Berry moved quickly to design, build, and patent the machine. They testified that they had, in fact, conceived the idea before 26 February, but the Commissioner of Patents found that testimony to be self-serving and unsupported by the other evidence. Priority for invention was given to Rees, though the two machines were sufficiently different that both were granted patents. Rees was required to remove some claims that were present in Richards' and Berry's machine but not present in Rees's early drawings.
RE6,773 Nov. 30, 1875 Improvement in combined planing and matching machines William E. London Cincinnati, OH
    Improvement in combined planing and matching machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
174,212 Feb. 29, 1876 Improvement in devices for carving wood William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Inventor was president of J. A. Fay & Co.
175,054 Mar. 21, 1876 Improvement in machines for tenoning blind-slats William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
175,676 Apr. 04, 1876 Improvement in planing-machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
    Improvement in planing-machines George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
178,422 Jun. 06, 1876 Improvement in devices for carving machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Improvement to patent 174,212.
    Improvement in devices for carving machines John R. Thomas Cincinnati, OH  
183,030 Oct. 10, 1876 Improvement in machines for forming dovetail-joints in wood-working Charles Stengel Hamilton, OH
185,364 Dec. 12, 1876 Improvement in planing-machines John R. Thomas Cincinnati, OH
194,225 Aug. 14, 1877 Improvement in bandsaw mills William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
    Improvement in bandsaw mills George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
195,672 Sep. 25, 1877 Improvement in pulleys for machine-belts Anton Streit Cincinnati, OH
198,077 Dec. 11, 1877 Improvement in Saw sets George Bugbee Cincinnati, OH
199,117 Jan. 08, 1878 Improvement in dovetailing-machines Charles Stengel Hamilton, OH
201,506 Mar. 19, 1878 Machine for boring & mortising blind-stiles William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Click on the "Old Woodworking Machines" link to see a bigger picture of a surviving example.
    Machine for boring & mortising blind-stiles George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
201,498 Mar. 19, 1878 Bandsaw blade guide Francis Clark Springfield, MO
RE8,297 Jun. 25, 1878 Improvement in wood-planing machines John Richards Philadelphia, PA
206,545 Jul. 30, 1878 Improvement in wood-planing machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Invention is a planer with a vertically-adjustable table where the frame is cast in a single piece.
This patent date was reported on a J. A. Fay & Co. 20 inch planer.
206,570 Jul. 30, 1878 Improvement in molding and carving machines Chauncey F. H. Huff Covington, KY
207,743 Sep. 03, 1878 Improvement in bits for carving machines Chauncey F. H. Huff Covington, KY
RE8,438 Oct. 01, 1878 Planer Henry J. Colburn Fitchburg, MA Assignee William H. Doane was the president of J. A. Fay & Co. As yet we have no direct evidence that that firm ever used the patent although in the 1883 lawsuit Fay v. Preble, Fay unsuccessfully sued for infringement of this patent.
    Planer James Goodrich Fitchburg, MA  
210,761 Dec. 10, 1878 Improvement in universal wood-workers William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH This patent, patent 210,762, and patent 210,763 were from a single application that was split into three patents.
    Improvement in universal wood-workers George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
210,762 Dec. 10, 1878 Improvement in universal wood-workers William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH This patent, patent 210,761, and patent 210,763 were from a single application that was split into three patents.
    Improvement in universal wood-workers George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
210,763 Dec. 10, 1878 Improvement in universal wood-workers William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH This patent, patent 210,761, and patent 210,762 were from a single application that was split into three patents.
    Improvement in universal wood-workers George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
211,531 Jan. 21, 1879 Improvement in dovetailing-machines Charles Stengel Hamilton, OH
213,180 Mar. 11, 1879 Planer-matcher William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
214,062 Apr. 08, 1879 Endless-bed planer Henry V. Streit Cincinnati, OH
219,651 Sep. 16, 1879 Planer-matcher convertible to planer George W. Passel Cincinnati, OH
    Planer-matcher convertible to planer William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH  
225,355 Mar. 09, 1880 Spoke-throating machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
    Spoke-throating machines George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
227,223 May. 04, 1880 Variety wood-worker William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH The innovation is to allow both jointer tables to be adjusted either separately or together. Presumably this capability is used when performing mitering, tenoning or panel-raising—uses for the "Variety Wood-worker" that are no longer performed on modern-day jointers.
    Variety wood-worker George W. Passel Cincinnati, OH  
    Variety wood-worker George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
228,046 May. 25, 1880 Sectional shaft for woodworking machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Improvement on patent 210,761.
232,365 Sep. 21, 1880 Friezing-machine George W. Passell Cincinnati, OH
237,833 Feb. 15, 1881 Pulley William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
RE9,574 Feb. 15, 1881 Planing-machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH This reissue was to disclaim anything covered by the Goodrich and Colburn patent 111,632, which was used by Rollstone Machine Works.
238,095 Feb. 22, 1881 Sandpapering machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Not explicitly assigned, but Doane was the president of J. A. Fay & Co., and Bugbee was an employee. Invention is for a dual drum sander.
    Sandpapering machine George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
238,366 Mar. 01, 1881 Grinding machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Invention is a grinder for sharpening planer knives. Inventor was president of J. A. Fay & Co.
244,335 Jul. 12, 1881 Circular sawing machine Daniel O. Strifler St. Louis, MO This patent was bought or licensed by J. A. Fay & Co. The design was improved in patent 303,923 by William H. Doane, who was the president of J. A. Fay & Co. The improved design was then improved again in patent 319,395.
The connection to Hall & Brown is somewhat speculative. Charles S. Brown is a witness, and he was also vice-president of Hall & Brown. A 1914 catalog Hall & Brown shows an "Improved cabinet double cut-off saw" that appears to be descended from this patent's design.
248,412 Oct. 18, 1881 Tenoning machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Inventor was president of J. A. Fay & Co.
249,026 Nov. 01, 1881 Wheelwright's machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
    Wheelwright's machine George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
258,031 May. 16, 1882 Spoke-throating machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Improvement on patent 225,355.
    Spoke-throating machine George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
D12,949 May. 23, 1882 Design for a tenoning machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
258,852 May. 30, 1882 Spoke tenoning and chamfering machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Not explicitly assigned, but Doane was the president of J. A. Fay & Co., and Bugbee was an employee.
    Spoke tenoning and chamfering machine George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
259,000 Jun. 06, 1882 Mortising machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
    Mortising machine George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
272,220 Feb. 13, 1883 Machine table William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was president of J. A. Fay & Co., and Bugbee was an employee. Invention is for a bandsaw table that can be used both for hand-feeding operations and power feeding.
    Machine table George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
273,970 Mar. 13, 1883 Sand-paper machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Inventor was president of J. A. Fay & Co.
276,009 Apr. 17, 1883 Spoke tenoning and throating machine William Howard Doane Cincinnati, OH
    Spoke tenoning and throating machine George Warren Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
285,586 Sep. 25, 1883 Carriage-support for tenoning machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Inventor was president of J. A. Fay & Co.
285,587 Sep. 25, 1883 Machine for planing wheel-fellies William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was president of J. A. Fay & Co., and Bugbee was an employee.
    Machine for planing wheel-fellies George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
295,236 Mar. 18, 1884 Boring attachment for mortising machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was president of J. A. Fay & Co., and Bugbee was an employee.
    Boring attachment for mortising machines George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
302,363 Jul. 22, 1884 Tenoning and cross-gaining machine John R. Thomas Springfield, OH
303,923 Aug. 19, 1884 Circular sawing machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was president of J. A. Fay & Co., and Bugbee was an employee. This patent is an improvement on patent 244,335, granted to Daniel O. Strifler. This improved design was featured in an article, complete with engraving, in the October 1885 issue of Manufacturer & Builder. The machine was billed as the "New Strifler's Double cut-off saw". The design was subsequently improved again in patent 319,395.
306,325 Oct. 07, 1884 Planer pressure-roll William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was president of J. A. Fay & Co.
311,421 Jan. 27, 1885 Circular sawing machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was president of J. A. Fay & Co., and Bugbee was an employee.
    Circular sawing machine George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
319,395 Jun. 02, 1885 Circular sawing machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH This is an improvement to "Strifler's Double Cut-off Saw" of patents 244,335 and 309,923.
321,423 Jul. 07, 1885 Lathe for turning irregular forms William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
    Lathe for turning irregular forms George W. Bugbee Cincinnati, OH  
328,391 Oct. 13, 1885 Centering device for tenoning and other machines William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
335,994 Feb. 09, 1886 Planer-matcher William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
337,487 Mar. 09, 1886 Cutter-head William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
340,909 Apr. 27, 1886 Spoke-throating machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was the president of J. A. Fay & Co.
347,254 Aug. 10, 1886 Presser attachment for planing-machines George W. Passel Cincinnati, OH
350,190 Oct. 05, 1886 Duplex planer-matcher William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
352,307 Nov. 09, 1886 Planing machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was the president of J. A. Fay & Co.
365,507 Jun. 28, 1887 Duplex planing machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was the president of J. A. Fay & Co. Patent is an improvement on designs such as in his previous patent 335,994.
387,949 Aug. 14, 1888 Tenoning-machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
391,231 Oct. 16, 1888 Blind-slat tenoning machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was the president of J. A. Fay & Co.
391,589 Oct. 23, 1888 Variety Wood-worker William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was president of J. A. Fay & Co. This invention is an improvement on patent 227,223.
392,591 Nov. 13, 1888 Wood-worker William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was president of J. A. Fay & Co. This invention is for a cutterhead that can be adjusted laterally.
397,113 Feb. 05, 1889 Wood-worker William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was president of J. A. Fay & Co. This invention is for a more rigid mounting of a jointer cutterhead.
401,299 Apr. 09, 1889 Pressure-bar for planing-machines George W. Passel Cincinnati, OH The patent is not explicitly assigned by inventor Passel was a long-time employee of J. A. Fay & Co.
403,368 May. 14, 1889 Wood-worker George W. Passel Cincinnati, OH
417,238 Dec. 17, 1889 Endless-bed surface-planing machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was president of J. A. Fay & Co.
457,368 Aug. 11, 1891 Mortising machine John Sofge Cincinnati, OH
    Mortising machine George W. Passel Cincinnati, OH  
463,577 Nov. 17, 1891 Planer-matcher William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH
477,928 Jun. 28, 1892 Planing machine William H. Doane Cincinnati, OH Doane was president of J. A. Fay & Co. Invention is mechanism to adjust infeed rollers, the upper planer-head, the pressure bar for the lower head, and the outfeed rollers, either together or separately.
771,064 Sep. 27, 1904 Band-saw mill Louis J. Hanhart Cincinnati, OH
878,911 Feb. 11, 1908 Hand planing-machine John R. Thomas Cincinnati, OH "It is the object of my invention to provide means whereby the tables may be separated while maintained in their respectively adjusted horizontal planes with relation to the horizontal plane of the axis of the cutter-head for providing a wide gap at the cutter-head to permit attention to the cutter-head and the knives thereon, for instance for the purpose of changing the knives, or fastening or sharpening the knives, the means being so constructed that assurance may be had that the tables be brought back definitely to original position after such attention has been given the knives, rather, to provide means whereby this initial position may be regulated for forming a wider or narrower normal gap between the tables at the cutter-head, further, to provide means whereby the respective tables may be adjusted to height at the various normal location in which that tables may be set as aforesaid; and further, to provide novel means whereby the front table may be set at an angle crosswise..."
An example is reported carrying only the "M. B. Tidey" name. Presumably Tidey was reselling a Fay & Egan machine.